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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
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Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …
Venardos Circus performer Lady Beast stands atop a pair of bottles on a stack of chairs under the big top.

Venardos Circus thrills crowd with dazzling acrobatics

A year and a half since its big top tent was last unfurled, Venardos Circus resumed its breathtaking act before adoring crowds in Littleton. The Florida-based traveling circus, founded in 2014 by …

Celebrate the state’s 145th birthday with History Colorado

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate Colorado’s 145th birthday with a carnivalesque event and free entry to the History Colorado Center at 1200 N. Broadway in downtown Denver. …
"Tumult of Yellow" by Nancy Myer is shown in the "Kaleidoscope" virtual exhibit from Arapahoe Community College.

'Kaleidoscope' exhibit online through end of year

The annual "Kaleidoscope" exhibit at Arapahoe Community College is virtual this year

Heidi Haze, 19, makes the most of one of her first lessons in pickleball.

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains …
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Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the …
Littleton’s Western Welcome Week is aiming for a jubilant return this year, but fundraising is proving tricky.

Littleton's Western Welcome Week in need of sponsors

After a subdued Western Welcome Week last year, Littleton’s signature community bash is hoping for a bonanza return this August - but fundraising is proving difficult, and the clock is ticking. …
“Arc de Jose” is a painting by Cuban artist Cenia Gutierrez Alfonso, who is featured in the upcoming International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

International Folk Art Market returns to Santa Fe

As we contemplate possibilities for summer travel, some readers will be heading south to that favorite destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico. And perhaps some of those will want to visit IFAM, the …
A mint-condition 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card will be displayed for three days in the “Hall of Fame” exhibit presented by History Colorado and the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Foundation.

‘Hall of Legends’ in Denver celebrates baseball

History Colorado and the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club Foundation have collaborated to present “Hall of Legends” during MLB All-Star Week, July 10-18 at the Rally Hotel at McGregor Square, …

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CMF returns for a season of celebrations

Returning to some kind of normal for performers and audiences alike is like coming home for many members of both groups. Peter Oundjian, music director of the Colorado Music Festival, is just one of …
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“Peche” by Charlotte Zink is among outdoor artworks displayed at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial.

Get out and get an eyeful at Goodson

Each year, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee selects new outdoor works by Colorado sculptors and displays the pieces near the entrance to Goodson Recreation …
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SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, …

Equity markets wave yellow flag

Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are …
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Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, …

Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings …
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